One case of a death from FGM and the fact that it is still prevalent calls for action against the perpetrators in the main but if the activity cannot be outlawed it must only be done under medical supervision.Read more ›
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The former Governor of Zamfara State, Senator Sani Yerima has married a 13 year old Egyptian girl for whom he paid her family $100,000. The “marriage” is being discussed in the news but no charges of rape and forced marriage are being pursued. Two other men, Harrison Eze and Ademola Arogboto have both been charged with rape though for some reasons the [...]Read more ›
On Monday, 1st March, a group of activists and civil society organisations in Uganda presented a petition signed by 450,000 people from across the world opposing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Petition was presented to Edward Sekandi, the Ugandan Speaker of Parliament and called for Parliament to “enact laws that will protect people and not humiliate or kill them”. It pointed [...]Read more ›
I’m writing this post in response to number of articles on the prevalence of homophobia in Africa and to try and give some perspective and historical context. In the last six months we have seen the expression of homophobia with the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill; the arrest of gay Malawian couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, for getting married; [...]Read more ›
This is a problem, and not just a Ugandan problem.Read more ›
In the BusinessDay of October 27, 2009 The most popular way of looking at China in Africa is through the dual lenses of international relations and international trade. One main argument that comes out of this is that, the way China does business in Africa has made the countries that are pushing some African countries to do better on human [...]Read more ›
Uduak, of the Nollyarts blog and co-producer of the child witches’ documentary – Edikan – shares her thoughts on the coverage of the Akwa Ibom Child witch phenomenon in the Nigerian blogosphere. Say you’re one of them is a collection of short stories written by Father Uwem Akpan It won this year’s commonwealth writer’s prize. When I first saw the [...]Read more ›